Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2009
Regional Report

Web Finds

Invasive Species
Let your tax dollars work for you to learn about invasive species in your area: From the National Invasive Species Information Center Web site you can search through plants (or aquatic species or animals), and find laws and white paper reports regarding invasives. Using their search engine, it's easy to look up specific plants or geographic locations where non-native plants threaten natives. Perhaps you'll resolve to sponsor a noxious plant removal project, or at least vow to keep the neighborhood from adding any more tallow trees to the already-stressed ecosystem.

Books

A Better Garden Calendar
Garden Notes This Year by Betty Mackey (B. B. Mackey Books, 2008) is 112 pages long and measures a handy 6 x 9 inches. Give yourself the gift of wiser note-taking with Betty's guided calendar. Each week you can enter the weather data, bird and wildlife notes, plant observations, tasks done, and ones to remember. $9.95 and available from mackeybooks.com, this handy book could become your favorite annual gift to yourself.

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